The Top 5 Ways To Prevent Plaque From Harming Your Smile

Plaque can cause tooth decay and gum disease to develop in your mouth, but you can prevent oral health problems from developing when you follow these steps: Brush your teeth twice a day. Plaque cannot be washed away with water, but it can be cleaned off of the surface of your teeth with a toothbrush…. Read more »

Why Is the ADA Seal of Acceptance Important?

What is the ADA, how does it help you, and what is required to receive the ADA Seal of Acceptance? For over 125 years, the American Dental Association has been helping consumers have access to products and technologies that work. As a non-profit entity, the ADA sets standards for safety and effectiveness in dental products… Read more »

Dental Veneers and Your Smile

If you are looking for a dental restoration that won’t take years to create a change as with braces, then dental veneers might be a good alternative for you. Veneers are customized, translucent shells worn over teeth to give you a quick yet effective way to enhance your smile. If you have damaged teeth, whether… Read more »

The Characteristics You Should Be Looking for in a Dentist

If you’re looking for a new dentist, don’t just pick one who is right down the street from your home. Yes, location convenience is a very big plus, but you should also look for other things in a dentist and dental office, like: No. 1: If your dentist is a member of the American Dental… Read more »

Protect Your Teeth With Plaque Discoloring Agents

Do you know why it’s important to brush and floss? Mostly, you need to remove the plaque that can harden into tartar. Sadly, while you can remove plaque by brushing and flossing, once it’s hardened, only a dentist can remove it and can lead to gum disease, which can lead to the loss of teeth… Read more »

What Does a Discolored Tongue Mean?

Have you ever finished a hard candy and found that your tongue was still a bright color? Most people have been. But, have you ever noticed your tongue is an unusual color without food being the culprit? Did you know that the color of your tongue can actually tell you something about your oral health?… Read more »

The Sealant Defense

Dental sealants are a plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth to protect them against cavities. Sealants can be placed on any of the teeth, but they are usually placed on the premolars and molars, as these are the teeth that have decay the most often. The back teeth have… Read more »

Dealing with Canker Sores

Canker sores are annoying and painful, and can make simple activities like eating and talking unpleasant. Generally, these sores don’t require dental treatment, and should fade on their own after a week or two. However, we strongly recommend visiting a dentist if you have a particularly persistent or painful sore. While no one is exactly… Read more »

Oral Health: What You Need to Know About Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral our teeth need to survive, and it is usually found in food and water, but why do we need fluoride so much? Well, each day minerals are added to and lost from our teeth, which is called demineralization and remineralization. If you have too much demineralization and not enough remineralization, the… Read more »